Former Michigan State Star Basketball Player Keith Appling Charged With Murder Of Family Member

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Former Michigan State Spartans basketball star Keith Appling was charged with murdering a family member, and is currently in police custody

Former Michigan State Spartans star basketball player Keith Appling has been charged with the murder of a 66-year-old man on May 22.

Appling, 29, is being accused of killing Clyde Edmonds–whose wife is cousins with Appling’s mother.

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“It is alleged that Appling had an argument with Mr. Edmonds over a handgun, and he fatally shot the victim multiple times before he fled the scene,” the Wayne County prosecutor’s office said via ESPN.

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According to the reports, Keith Appling has been in custody for the murder since May 24. It is not currently known if a lawyer is representing the former Spartans standout.

He is additionally facing a charge for assault in relation to an incident in Jackson, Michigan on May 2.

Keith Appling played for the Michigan State Spartans from 2010-2014, and was voted a captain towards the end of his MSU career.

He would go on to have two brief stints with the Orlando Magic, but is currently retired from professional basketball.

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